By Christopher Lascelles
A sincerely written, remarkably accomplished advisor to the best tale on the earth - man's trip from the earliest instances to the fashionable day.
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Naturally, all these dates are arbitrary and approximate, since the different periods commenced at different dates in different areas, diffusing outward from their origin in the core area of Western Civilization in northwestern Europe. Six Periods of Development When we turn to the developments which took place in economic organization, we approach a subject of great significance. Here again we can see a sequence of several periods. There were six of these periods, each with its own typical form of economic organization.
The nineteenth century was marked by (2) belief in the innate goodness of man; (2) secularism; (3) belief in progress; (4) liberalism; (5) capitalism; (6) faith in science; (7) democracy; (8) nationalism. In general, these eight factors went along together in the nineteenth century. They were generally regarded as being compatible with one another; the friends of one were generally the friends of the others; and the enemies of one were generally the enemies of the rest. Metternich and De Maistre were generally opposed to all eight; Thomas Jefferson and John Stuart Mill were generally in favor of all eight..
Western ideology 2. Revolution in weapons (especially firearms) 3. Agricultural Revolution 4. Industrial Revolution 5. Revolution in sanitation and medicine 6. Demographic explosion 7. Revolution in transportation and communications Developments in Asia 1. Revolution in weapons 2. Revolution in transport and communications 3. Revolution in sanitation and medicine 4. Industrial Revolution 5. Demographic explosion 6. Agricultural Revolution 7. And last (if at all), Western ideology Naturally, these two lists are only a rough approximation to the truth.
A Short History of the World by Christopher Lascelles